Best, boldest blue mascaras for lashes reminiscent of the sea from Benefit, Shiseido, Colourpop amongst others

Best, boldest blue mascaras for lashes reminiscent of the sea from Benefit, Shiseido, Colourpop amongst others

Out of the blue

Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @shiseido
Image: Instagram | @yslbeauty

The ubiquitous black mascara is in no danger of being displaced any time soon, but there's no denying the influx of coloured mascaras hitting the market either. Spotted on the likes of Lupita Nyong O', Janelle Monae, and Emma Stone, it seems we may be in for a (temporary) takeover in 2019. The hue of choice amongst the celebrity set? Blue. Whether navy, electric or cobalt, it is a surprisingly wearable alternative that makes for a serious statement. Below, the best of blue mascaras that might just turn you into a full-blown convert. We're certainly considering it.

Benefit They're Real! Mascara in Beyond Blue

With an illustrious formula known for lengthening, volumising, and lifting lashes to new heights, Benefit's They're Real Mascara now comes in a hue of a highly wearable navy. This smudge-proof, long-wearing ink deflects running and flaking, while its specially designed mascara wand captures small, sparse lashes to separate and curl 'em. In short? It's a happy medium between subtle and striking, ideal for those still apprehensive about leaping upon the blue bandwagon.

Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk in Sapphire Spark

This clump-, flake-, and smudge-resistant formula holds up for an impressive 24 hours. The MVP here is its unique concave brush design that ensures lashes are coated in sapphire evenly every time. And while its bold hue is definitely not for the faint of heart, the highly buildable pigment means you can control just how loud you want your peepers to be.

Colourpop BFF Mascara in Sky High

For those looking to stand out in the crowd, here's a mascara in periwinkle blue that will get bystanders buzzin'. Its one-of-a-kind twisted nylon fiber brush is built to allow for easy combing from lash root to tip, dispensing a perfect amount that curls, lengthens, and volumises without clumping. Our only suggestion is for Colourpop to drop 'em in a waterproof formula — because how else are they going to survive our crazy hot and humid temperatures otherwise — then we'll invest in bulk.

YSL Beauté Mascara Vinyl Couture in I'm The Trouble

From YSL Beauté, expect intense pigment that will stay in place. The electric blue hue frames eyes by giving lashes volume, definition and curl. Plus, it is formulated without skin nasties such as parabens, sulfates or phthalates which are often responsible for dry, irritated peepers. A highly buildable formulation also means you can layer 'em up for extra oomph — or mix and match hues to create a unique look like no other.

Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara in Gonzo

This double-barreled wand is soaked in a bold creamy blue ink on one end and a metallic topcoat on the other should you be looking to add a little extra edge to your wink. Its curved fiber brush also enables users to coat and swipe through lashes precisely without leaving smudges and flecks in its wake — clean-up (or lash guards) unnecessary.